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6/15/17

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New York Penn Station Project Wows Commuters

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Commuters emerged Thursday morning from the bowels of New York Penn Station looking confused, then bemused. Over and over, the travelers uttered the same cheerful pronouncement: Wow!

Rarely has a new hallway elicited so much delight. But if the new pathway—officially called the West End Concourse—offers a fresh route to escape the much-maligned Penn Station, that is a reason to cheer. Or, at least whip out a phone and snap a photo.

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The West End Concourse, unveiled in full on Thursday, connects the James. A. Farley Post Office Building with Penn Station, and is the first phase of a larger, future plan to bring Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road riders into a not-yet-built Moynihan Train Hall.

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